What are the Two Weeks Intensives?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you sat down and concentrated on one specific aspect of your playing? Dedicating two weeks to one thing? Improving your sound quality, establishing a routine for slur practice, or even out your tremolo with a guided practice session?

And how would that be if you weren't alone? If a group of like-minded people comes together with a great purpose? Seeing the progress in your playing and being inspired by the growth of your peers?

 

In this new community activity, we bring together groups of ten who learn together and motivate each other to keep growing and improving over two weeks. You will be placed in a sub-forum that is only accessible to you, the other participants, and your guide!

  1. For every Two Week Intensive, we will open a Sign-Up-Thread one week before the activity starts, where you can sign-up for the next learning period.
  2. As soon as ten people have signed up, the classroom closes, and we will open the next group. 
  3. We will send you an email with login details for the entire course space!

We are in this together! You will receive an exclusive assignment video by your teacher in your group forum, which you will work through to improve a dedicated aspect of your playing! Please post a short video or audio file twice a week on the topic of the Intensive and help your course partners through feedback on their submissions! We will do one or two Zoom check-ins, where you can ask questions to your guide and peers!

To sum it up:

  1. Watch the assignment video by your teacher.
  2. Work on the assignments and post a text, audio, or video when you’re ready.
  3. Help others improve and comment on each other’s submissions with a helpful advice
  4. Get feedback from your guide 
  5. Optionally check in with a Zoom Call

We will open public spaces for everybody who wants to follow along passively and watch the assignment videos!

Any questions? Let me know!

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    • martinTeam
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    • martin.3
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    Here is the Sign-Up-Thread for the second Two Week Intensive! 

    Simply reply to the linked thread and I will assign you to a group 🌻

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      • Scott Sundsvold
      • Amateur Guitarist - Grade 1
      • Scott_Sundsvold
      • 1 yr ago
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      martin please add me to a group 

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  • Great idea! Can’t wait to join in!

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      • martin.3
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      Eric Phillips Can't wait to start!

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  • I like ir also! specially the first thread!!!

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      • martin.3
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      Nora Torres-Nagel Fantastic, we'll have a great time together!

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    • Emmanull
    • Emma
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    Fantastic! Thank you so much! 

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      Emma The Tremolo-Squad!!!

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  • Excellent idea about two-week intensive.  Would love to join the first group.  Thank you.

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      Bill Young I will sign you up!

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    • Robert
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    • Robert
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    This course is an excellent idea and sounds perfect for me and my goals. Thanks for this. I would like to participate.

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      • martin.3
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      Robert Fantastic! I will place you now in Group 2, but in case there aren't any more applications I will either split group 1 or put you into group 1 as well! You will receive an access code to forum by the end of the week!

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      • martin.3
      • 1 yr ago
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      Robert Oh wait, you're the 10nth participant, so you're still in group 1!

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      • Robert
      • amateur guitarist, guitar addicted
      • Robert
      • 1 yr ago
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      Martin Wow, that is great, thanks Martin! I am excited and cannot wait to start... :)

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  • That's a great idea! I love it. I would love to join and improve on my slurs

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  • sounds great, I'm game but I can't see clearly how to sign up.  is it just a matter of replying here to sign up?          

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  • Which level of proficiency does it require to participate? If, for example, I'm a beginner desperately trying to produce a decent sound out of slurs?

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      • martin.3
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      Alex Polonski The exercises will be basic, essential, and fundamental (thus very easy),  while the bonus assignment of the first bars of  Villa-Lobos #3 is definitely very challenging!

      But don’t be fooled, I practice the EASIEST exercises every day to stay in touch with my body and my instrument!

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 1 yr ago
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      Martin When is the kickoff livestream date for the 2 week intensive on Slurs?

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      • martin.3
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      Barney Hi Barney, there is no Kick-Off for the Two Week Intensive, I will open the groups, send out access codes and share the assignment video today!

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 1 yr ago
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      Martin Great, thanks!!

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  • Can you please add me to the class?

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    • Nick
    • Nick.2
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    My slurs are not very good! I’m in

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    • Deb Covellnull
    • Long term hobby guitar player and one time guitar builder
    • Deb
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    Hi, I would also like to participate, if a space is available, cheers Deb 

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  • Sign me up 

    Peter

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